A Bellefonte man recently bound over on charges of simple assault and witness intimidation was arrested Sunday after police allegedly found drugs in his possession.
According to the criminal complaint filed by state police at Rockview, a trooper was dispatched at about 11:10 a.m. to the 700 block of North Spring Street in Bellefonte for a report of an argument. At the scene, the trooper met with the reported individual involved, Clayton DuBois, 18.
DuBois had a set of metal knuckles in his possession, police said, and a metal container containing two suspected Xanax pills. He denied consent to search his backpack, saying someone had “put stuff in his backpack.”
A search warrant was granted and a search of the pack was made, police said. In the pack, troopers reportedly found several glassine and wax baggies with residue, and a search of his wallet allegedly yielded five wax baggies with a white powdery substance.
The substance tested positive for heroin at the Rockview barracks, police said.
He was arraigned Sunday before District Judge Steven Lachman, according to court documents, and charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited offensive weapons. Straight monetary bail was set at $2,500.
A preliminary hearing is slated for Sept. 20.